Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

The position as postdoctoral fellow is placed at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, within the research group Cardiovascular Research - immunity and atherosclerosis. It is a full-time position and for two years.

Job description

The highly translational research ongoing at the Experimental Cardiovascular Research Unit, Clinical Research Center in Malmö, is focused on investigating immunological processes involved in cardiovascular disease. By using animal models and large human material repositories, we aim to develop novel therapeutic targets for translation into clinical practice. Particular attention is awarded to mechanisms of atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, heart failure and stroke.

The position relates to a project that investigates mechanisms of inflammation, fibrosis and remodeling in a mouse model of myocardial infarction and heart failure. The model will be used to further develop a promising immunomodulatory treatment for improvement of post-ischemic myocardial function, which has been developed in our group. Both in-vivo and in-vitro experiments will be performed to define the underlying mechanisms and to further improve the treatment towards a possible therapy for myocardial infarction patients. The project offers a great opportunity to be involved in a fast-advancing field with high potential for future clinical applicability.  

The successful applicant will work in direct collaboration with Dr. Alexandru Schiopu, the principal investigator leading the project, and with other members of the group. He/she is expected to independently design and perform experiments, supervise junior members of the team, run statistical analyses, interpret the data and present the results through publications and at international meetings. The project also offers the opportunity to travel for short periods of time to our collaborators in Europe and USA.


The candidate should have a PhD degree obtained no earlier than 3 years before the application deadline (this period can be extended in case of sabbatical periods, such as parenting leave). Good knowledge of mouse work and immunology, including flow cytometry analyses, and good English language skills (speaking and writing) are required. Other desirable techniques include microsurgery, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, ELISA, RT-PCR, protein analysis, single cell analysis, in-vitro techniques. Previous experience with mouse models of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular disease, as well as statistical software (such as SPSS) are considered to be a merit.

The application should include:

1. Complete CV including names and contact information of two references.

2. Copy of the PhD degree diploma

3. Complete publication list

4. A description of the applicant’s research experience, previous and current employment and responsibilities, experience of running independent projects, supervising experience, theoretical and technical knowledge, in view of the above-stated requirements (2 pages maximum).

5. Letter of intent describing the applicant’s research interests and future career plans (1 page maximum).


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1997
  • Alexandru Schiopu,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 28.May.2019
Last application date 05.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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